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23 October 2020
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How to rebuild trust in international travel?

Covid-19 infections reaching 34 million people worldwide and more than 1 million global deaths to date. This infection rate and death toll have impacted public healthcare […]
22 October 2020

How has the drop in tourism affected indigenous communities?

Before the spread of Covid-19, tourism provided a promising approach to sustainable development, a path for indigenous communities to alleviate poverty, increase access to healthcare and […]
22 October 2020

New restrictions in Spain, Czech Republic, and curfew in Italy

Faced with the resurgence of the virus and the exploding number of contagion cases in the Czech Republic, Spain and Germany, Europe seems to be closing […]
22 October 2020

Brussels’ Winter Wonders during a pandemic?

Despite the constant increase of Covid-19 infections in the region, the City of Brussels has not yet cancelled the famous Christmas Winter Wonders: an annual event […]
22 October 2020

WTTC reacts to implementation of testing on departure at airports across Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) sees as encouraging sign the fact that airport testing on departure is beginning to be allowed. The WTTC has […]
21 October 2020

KLM reopens voluntary resignation scheme due to sustained low demand

On October 19th, KLM reopened a voluntary resignation scheme (Vrijwillige Vertrekregeling 2020) presented to specific divisions and departments in order to reduce involuntary dismissals. The aim […]
21 October 2020

Belgium to restrict Covid-19 testing to people with symptoms

Individuals with no Covid-19 symptoms will no longer be tested in Belgium. A quarantine period of ten days will instead be imposed to those individuals who […]
21 October 2020

Gothenburg: Europe’s most sustainable city

A country that consistently places in the world’s top 10 happiest citizens and which created allemansratten, the concept that it’s everyone’s right to roam free among […]
21 October 2020

Global Steering Committee created to
revive international travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council is to spearhead a major global drive to revive international travel with the public and private sector working together in […]
20 October 2020

UNWTO shares data and insights on how to guide Tourism Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work alongside the Expedia Group to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors and drive tourism’s recovery from the […]
20 October 2020

Peru, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, among
many to get global safety stamp

Peru, Bahamas and Puerto Rico are the latest destinations to use the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched earlier this year by the […]
20 October 2020

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home!

“We are going for a hike to Mount Gennaro tomorrow”. Matteo shared his plan for the weekend of Sep 2012. Matteo and I drove out of […]
19 October 2020

Singapore and Hong Kong launch ‘world’s first’ Covid-19 travel bubble

The two Asian countries have created a travel pact which aims to ease travel restrictions for residents of both nations and visiting foreigners. Governments of both […]
19 October 2020
Brussels Airport

85% drop in passengers at
Brussels Airport in September

In September of this year, 379, 303 passengers passed through Brussels Airport. This is just 15.2% of the total number of passengers recorded in September 2019. […]
19 October 2020

Belgium enters Phase-4 of confinement measures

The Belgian government has decided to tighten its measures to stop the sharp increase in coronavirus contagion cases. The Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, made the […]
19 October 2020

Mayors speak in favour of emission reduction targets up to 65% by 2030

Mayors of 58 major European cities say that “it’s time for a revision of the EU 2030 energy and climate targets to at least 55% by […]
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